Thunderstorms, veld fires and strong winds expected in parts of SA on FRIDAY

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Severe thunderstorms, veld fires, and strong winds are expected in parts of South Africa on FRIDAY. 

THUNDERSTORMS, VELD FIRES, AND STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED

The SA Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms for Friday. 

“Localized flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas, and bridges. Localized damage to infrastructure, settlements (formal and informal), property, livelihood, vehicles, and livestock due to hail. Localized communication disruption.” 

SAWS

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THESE PARTS OF SA WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE THUNDERSTORMS

The following areas will be affected by the severe thunderstorms: 

Metsimaholo

Sasolburg

Mafube

Frankfort

Phumelela

Warden

Maluti a Phofung

Van Reenen

“If possible, stay indoors, away from metal objects. Move to high ground when you observe rising water levels.”

SAWS

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A LEVEL 2 WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR DAMAGING WINDS

The SAWS furthermore issued a level 2 warning for damaging winds in the following areas of the country. 

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These areas will be affected: 

M_Richtersveld / Port Nolloth

M_Nama Khoi / Kleinzee

M_Kamiesberg / Hondeklip Bay

M_Matzikama / Strandfontein

M_Saldanha Bay / Saldanha Bay

M_Table Bay / Table Bay

M_City of Cape town / Cape Point

M_Overstrand / Hermanus

“Difficulty in navigating at sea is possible due to strong winds, and quick successive steep waves can be expected. 

“Small vessels and personal watercraft (e.g., kayaks) are at risk of taking on water and capsizing in a locality.” 

VELD WARNINGS WERE ALSO ISSUED FOR FRIDAY

Meanwhile, veld fire warnings were also issued for Friday in these areas: 

Kagisano/Molopo / Tosca

Joe Morolong / Hotazel

Dawid Kruiper – Upington / Upington

Tsantsabane / Postmasburg

Ga-Segonyana / Kuruman

Kgatelopele / Daniëlskuil

Kai !Garib / Augrabies Falls

Siyancuma / Griquastad

Thembelihle / Hopetown

Siyathemba / Prieska

!Kheis / Groblershoop

Mohokare / Aliwal North

Mamusa / Schweizer-Reneke

The SAWS said conditions are such that the FDI index is above 75. 

“Under these conditions, fires may develop and spread rapidly, damaging property and possibly losing human and animal life.” 

It advised that fire teams should be on standby.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER CONDITIONS BE FOR THE REST OF SA

Here are the weather conditions for the rest of the country for Friday:

Northern Cape Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/YVeHcJFhKR

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Gauteng Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/lRFQ5k7yWa

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Free State Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/K0qMEhfKTI

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

North West Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/1Pte6DCPN6

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Mpumalanga Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/o6k5Mjf2cZ

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Limpopo Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/m3YFFKaBVG

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Kwazulu Natal Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/m4ejFcUG6l

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Eastern Cape Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/PBpWeiSj6q

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

Western Cape Tomorrow ‘s Weather overview: 25.11.2022 pic.twitter.com/5QULCjxmTT

— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 24, 2022

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